Kitsap County, WA
September 10, 2023
Poulsbo, WA
Job Type



Position Overview
Performs and applies highly technical office and field civil engineering and construction management assignments in infrastructure construction and inspection. The incumbent is responsible for conducting on-site inspections of infrastructure construction to assure compliance with approved plans and specifications, general engineering criteria, the County Sewer Standards, Right of Way Permits, and applicable federal, state and local standards and regulations; for assisting in the administration of contracts by tracking and documenting the work or the contractor; for monitoring the quality of the work being performed; and for leading on-site coordination of the various entities involved in the construction including private and public utilities, other agencies, and the public.

Required Education and Experience

  • Associates Degree in related engineering field; and
  • Four years related experience leading a crew or as a lead over engineer/construction and/or technical projects; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the work.

Preferred Education, Experience or Other Qualifications

  • Experience with utility construction safety inspections and evaluations.
  • Experience with contract compliance monitoring of Public Works projects, including Right of Way permits.
  • Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead
  • Traffic Control Certification
  • Nassco Inspection certification in Manhole, Pipeline and Lateral inspection

Driving Requirements
The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and submit a copy a current driving record/abstract (from state of residency) to review for eligibility to drive for Kitsap County prior to employment. The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy. This position is categorized as a Driver that operates County-owned vehicle.

Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements

Please note: The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all of the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.

Prior to employment, the successful candidate must :

  • Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university or business school, if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Authorize and complete a criminal background check and driving record review. Information received is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration.
  • Provide references that demonstrate reliability, a good attendance record and a positive work ethic/attitude.
  • Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of related mathematical computations.
  • Knowledge of materials used in heavy civil projects.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations related to assignment area.
  • Knowledge of basic surveying theories and principles.
  • Knowledge of basic engineering and construction theories and principles.
  • Knowledge of safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of customer service techniques.
  • Skill in assigning and monitoring the work of subordinates.
  • Skill in inspecting projects for compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Skill in reading maps.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting blueprints, schematics and plans.
  • Skill in reviewing drawings and plans for compliance with codes and regulations.
  • Skill in making mathematical calculations.
  • Skill in measuring and determining distances.
  • Skill in drafting routine plans.
  • Skill in applying survey techniques and practices.
  • Skilled in utilizing a various computer applications specific to the department including databases, word processing, document imaging, spreadsheets, and web-based systems for entering, retrieving and researching data and records.
  • Ability to conduct field interviews/investigations and perform field sampling and testing of concrete, asphalt and soils for quality control and design.
  • Ability to appear for scheduled work and complete assigned tasks within a reasonable period of time.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others using tact, courtesy and good judgment.
  • Ability to prepare technical reports and graphic presentations.
  • Ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to policy and procedures of the county and department.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Working Conditions/Physical Activities

( The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions .)

Positions in this class typically require :

  • Work in office and field.
  • Walking through, bend, stoop, and twist while traversing undeveloped terrain may be required to conduct field inspections.
  • Reaching above and/or below shoulder, handling/grasping documents or equipment.
  • Standing or sit for long periods of time.
  • Clear speaking and adequate hearing sufficient to communicate effectively and respond appropriately in-person and/or on the telephone.
  • Vision sufficient to read source materials, plans, inspect community sites and see computer screen data.
  • Exertion of force of 100 pounds occasionally and 50 pounds frequently to lift/carry/move objects, files/documents, and other materials.
  • Work performed primarily in the field environment conducting field or community inspection work; with some office environment work.
  • Environmental and physical hazards associated with construction sites


  • Capital construction project inspection: Observation and documentation of heavy civil construction projects including but not limited to sewer, roadway, stormwater, bridge, and other utility construction. This work includes tracking labor, equipment, and materials on a daily basis; progress photo documentation; responsible for record drawings; interpretations of contract plans and specifications; documenting project related communication. Responsible for quality assurance of contracted work and materials incorporated into the project including but not limited to documentation of approved materials and construction requirements in accordance with plans, specifications, and regulations. This may include on-site compaction testing, air pressure testing of newly installed utility pipes, concrete testing, soil samples, hma mix design acceptance. Responsible for tracking, measuring, and computing daily quantities of completed work for payment. This may include tracking time and materials such as labor and equipment hours as well as contract item units.
  • Conducting on-site interviews and compliance reviews. Performs Right-of-Way Permit inspections to ensure compliance with approved plans, County Road and Sewer Standards and Right of Way Permits. Reviews Capital projects for general engineering design criteria; makes recommendations and assigns revisions when required.
    Leads the coordination of activities between the various entities on the construction site including public and private utilities; contractors; other divisions in Public Works and departments in the County; privately contracted work; other agencies; the residents living near the site; and the general public passing through.
  • Leads the collaboration with other County staff to respond to the general public to answer technical questions related to the improvements within the right of way; and permit requirements and any construction questions.
  • Performing safety inspections of site and surrounding areas. Supports and/or leads various pre-construction and/or design activities such as coordination of utility meetings and coordination of utility potholing. Assists in coordinating quality control and constructability reviews of County projects and compiles project comments.

Other Job Duties :

  • Perform other related duties as requested.


  • Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
  • This position is classified as non-exempt and eligible to earn overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Non-represented and covered under the Kitsap County Personnel Manual.
  • Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
  • This posting may be used to fill future openings.
  • Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the application materials submitted. Per RCW 42.56.250, all applications for public employment, including the names of applicants, resumes, and other related materials submitted with respect to an applicant are exempt from public inspection
  • Flexible hours are available, as approved by management.

This position is open until filled and the first review is schedule for the week of 9/18/2023!

At Kitsap County, we strive to take care of our team! Our employees are the greatest asset of Kitsap County, and we take pride in offering a highly competitive compensation and benefits package to all eligible employees.

County Paid Benefits Include:
Medical - Kaiser Permanente (HMO) or Aetna (PPO)
Dental -Delta Dental or Willamette
Vision - VSP
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Life Insurance - Basic, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Voluntary Term Life Insurance (VTL)
Disability - Short-term disability & Long-term disability
Voya Voluntary Insurance
Transportation incentives
Employee Assistance Program
Travel Assistance Program
Wellness program
Benefits become effective on the first calendar day of the month following the month in which the employee is hired except if the employee's hire date is the first calendar day of the month, benefits begin on the day of hire. More information about employee benefits is available on the county's website at: or the Kitsap County Digital Benefits Guide .

*Voluntary benefit options also available at the employee's expense

Employees are covered under the PERS retirement plan provided through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and Social Security.

Deferred Compensation (IRS Plan 457b): tax-deferred savings program

11 paid holidays and 2 additional floating holiday per year

Vacation Leave
New employees are credited with 48 hours of annual leave upon hire and will be begin accruing at the rate of 8 hours per month starting on their 7th month of employment. Employees may carry over 360 hours from one calendar year to the next. Annual leave accrual will increase upon tenure, as follows:

Upon completion of 3 years: 15 days per year (10.00 hours per month)
Upon completion of 5 years: 20 days per year (13.33 hours per month)
Upon completion of 10 years: 25 days per year (16.67 hours per month)
Sick Leave
All new hires will be credited with 48 hours of sick leave upon hire and will begin accruing at the rate of 8 hours per month starting on their 7th month of employment. Employees may carry over 1200 hours from one calendar year to the next.

***Part-time employees benefit contributions and leave accruals will beprorated***

Current County Employees
If you are transferring or promoting into this position you are responsible for reviewing these benefit changes; prior to accepting a position. In addition, it is your responsibility to notify the Auditor's Payroll Division of a change in union status.

NOTE: This is a general overview of the benefits offered through employment with Kitsap County, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts or is incorrect with the provisions of the Personnel Manual, applicable laws, policies, rules or official plan documents they will prevail. The Personnel Manual is available at:

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